STATIC-X have commenced the songwriting process for their third album, tentatively due in late 2003."We had written 3 new songs on our last break (April 2002) and the vibe was great," revealed guitarist Tripp Eisen via the group's official web site. "It was my first time writing with STATIC-X — very exciting and it resulted in some killer songs. Consequently, out on the road we began working on more material, and collaborated some more. Even [drummer] Ken [Jay] is contributing guitar riffs and keys on this next effort. Both Ken & I have been involved in the lyrics, too. We have honed even more songs in the past month and we've been working out the details of the recording process. We really want to give STATIC-X fans something special this time around. Something that is next in line, a bit of the style of the first 2 CDs plus some new and different stuff that will expand out horizons, a few surprises, plus some strange flash-backs that we're very psyched about! This is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more details in the coming months." With regards to the upcoming STATIC-X comic book, Tripp stated: "Chaos Comics' STATIC-X #2 will not be coming out in Sept. as scheduled. Mainly because there is no longer a Chaos Comics to put out any comics at all! They filed for bankruptcy and we are all very saddened by this development. It has been so much fun working with Brian Pulido and company, and we are all very proud of the results. This was really a dream come true and something that we did for you the fans & us. We are currently shopping for another comic company to continue with issue #2, so stay tuned. We have also been in talks with a major toy company who will be putting out the first STATIC-X action figures next year to coincide with the new album. Look for the next comic to be released around the same time." To view photos of STATIC-X taken at the Fangoria convention in Pasadena, California on August 17th, click here.